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community, being a member of the Recorded Books Library Advisory Board provides you with a unique opportunity to help us to shape the future of Public Libraries in this country. Recorded Books is looking to continue to position itself as a premier provider of audiobooks, digital products and online services that will appeal to an increasingly sophisticated patron base. A person with your experience and insight would be ideally suited to help us determine the direction our company should take over the next few years.” Main Report Space Planning Main staff continue to prepare for the Metro Archives move, considering where to locate materials and evaluating some of our services. Programs and Events This month’s Conversations@NPL program featured Dr. Marcia Dawkins, author of Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity for an exploration of race, culture and identity in a millennial society. The Conversations@NPL series aims to stimulate serious public dialogue surrounding current issues that shape all facets of American culture, history and education. This is the first program that we have streamed live over the internet, fielding questions that were Tweeted in from participants. Librarian Brian Jones conducted an exciting book club discussion of the Life of Pi for the city-wide Nashville Reads program. During the MNPS spring break/intersession the Children’s Division was particularly busy. Programs we packed. Staff answered a record number of reference questions during that time. A new Big Kids Club was introduced with activities targeting school-aged children. The program has proven quite successful with all activities filled to capacity. Staffing Main is enthusiastic about the prospect of opening to the public on Mondays, and is planning for staffing scenarios. In the meantime, as a result of the retirement incentives, employees have been cross-training to give us more flexibility in staffing certain areas. Featured April Events Scottish Heritage Festival, April 6, 10:00-4:00 WellFEST, April 13, 9:30-3:30 Nashville Ballet, Aesop’s Fables, April 20, 10:30 & 11:30

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April 2013 NPL Board Packet  

April 2013 Board Report

April 2013 NPL Board Packet  

April 2013 Board Report

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